Torrie Gass

Torrie’s deep belief is that every human on this planet is creative in their soul. We were made to design, create, paint, play, imagine and share our inner artist with the world. It’s just a matter of letting ourselves tap into that resource within us. There is an inner artist/crafter/plant arranger/advanced organizer just dying to be let out. It’s just a matter of taking the time to discover who that inner voice is, and what they’re trying to say.

Catalysts by Torrie Gass
Lesson 4 – Lines, Lines, Lines

Lesson 4 – Lines, Lines, Lines

Lines can be utilized in many different ways to create visual interest in your artwork. Lines can be used as a graphic element to create drama, help draw the viewers eye across the page to a point of interest, create backgrounds with controlled line work and more.

Lesson 5 – Simple Shapes

Lesson 5 – Simple Shapes

Often we see shapes as separate from the idea of mark making, but shapes are comprised of marks to create them. We use marks to build the shapes we want to see. Shapes can be used to portray all kinds of expression and emotion to a page.

Bonus – Marks Imitate Art

Bonus – Marks Imitate Art

In this bonus lesson, we will create an art journal page transforming a found image with marks! This is a great technique to practice creating marks but also makes for a really lovely art journal page!

Lesson 2 – Scribbles

Lesson 2 – Scribbles

Ah, scribbles, the most instinctive of all the marks to make! I use scribbling heavily in my work because to me it’s an open ended expression and can easily be modified to reflect my emotions. You can use scribbles in so many ways to build backgrounds, create color blocks and add more expressive details.

Messy Marks

Messy Marks

Mark making can be an instinctive and natural way to add more layers and interest to your art. In Messy Marks, you’ll learn how to create interesting and vibrant marks in your art journal with a variety of tools and techniques. Instructor Torrie Lynn will show you how to expand your idea of mark making and rely on your intuition to create them. She will overview different types of marks, how to embrace your intuition, and how to layer marks in a cohesive way. You will create beautiful layers of details with various supplies such as paint, markers, pens, and unconventional supplies. Elevate your art journaling to the next level with details, layers, and marks with your intuition as a guide in Messy Marks.

Create 5 easy grunge backgrounds in your art journal

Create 5 easy grunge backgrounds in your art journal

In this post I’ll be sharing 5 easy ways to create grungy, gritty and textured backgrounds in your art journals. A lot of my own art journal pages start out with these techniques, because I love that raw, messy texture they can create. These backgrounds techniques can...

Art Journals from Found Materials

Art Journals from Found Materials

Dreams One of the best aspects of art journaling is that there are literally no rules. None at all. This applies even to your journals. Let me back up. I know most of us all...

Ep 007: Your bad art only makes you better

Ep 007: Your bad art only makes you better

Messy ConversationsMessy Conversations is a series of interviews with amazing art journalers who share their favorite tools, tips and why they art journal. You’ll get an exclusive peek into their art journal pages and their process....

Make a gorgeous mess with bleached paper

Make a gorgeous mess with bleached paper

Introspection Hello creative people! It's Torrie here, and I am back with a super quick and satisfying tutorial on creating bleached papers. Bleached papers? It sounds...

Ugly Pages

Ugly Pages

Lists Hi guys! Lauren popping in! I'm here to address a very debilitating and touchy issue: UGLY PAGES. As I run/monitor/participate in our social media channels here for Get...

Make your metallic dreams come true with gold leaf

Make your metallic dreams come true with gold leaf

Happy Hey Get Messians! It's Torrie here, and I am super excited to bring you a tutorial on a new technique that I am in love with, gold leaf. You read that right. Gold. Leaf. As in, making all your...